Welcome back for the third installment in the Foundations of Wedding Stationery series!
Chapter 3 : The Ceremony
The most common stationery item used at wedding ceremonies is the program. Though it is an optional piece, the program is an ideal way to tell your guests about your ceremony. Traditionally it includes an outline of the ceremony, the names of your wedding party and the names of your families. Many couples choose to include a note of thanks to the guests, showing appreciation for their attendance.
The program is also a great place to tell your guests about special parts of your ceremony. Perhaps your venue is of significance to you or your family. Maybe your wedding date is the same as your parents’. Perhaps part of your ceremony itself is traditional of your faith, which some of your guests may not be familiar with. Include this information in your program.
Most often programs are a single sheet or a small booklet, but more and more couples are getting creative with their program presentation. For example, paper fan programs for outdoor summer weddings! (Being from the south where the summers get particularly steamy, this is a much-appreciated option.)
Check back for Chapter 4 : The Reception!